The unexpected and surprising arrival of COVID 19 in our country at the beginning of March paralyzed the whole system of daily life and has demanded the rethinking of new alternatives that respond to the current reality. In this context, the levels of violence have increased, manifesting itself in the family, unemployment, hunger, illness, increased poverty, stress, deaths, social isolation, police repression, government corruption.
Traditionally, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) has been developed through experiential workshops where participants, based on their own life experiences, find answers that encourage changes towards constructive behaviors and positive life situations. The violence generated by COVID, prevents us from continuing in this way. With the aim of contributing, in part, to lessen the destructive effects, the Pan/PAV Peace Baskets Project was born. This new response from AVP is in its second phase. Like the first phase, it has been a relief, a hope that it is possible to continue life with new opportunities. Project participants and families who are in a situation of great disadvantage due to their poverty, unemployment or illness were identified. These families have been given basic food and vegetable seeds so that they can start a family garden at home. Some foods shard were: beans, rice, sugar, oil, eggs, cheese, chicken, wheat and corn flour. In some cases, people also received cereals, hygiene items such as soap, chlorine, hand sanitizer gel; also tomato seeds, carrot, radish, chili, coriander, beans.